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During tax season, electronically preparing and filing tax returns may make businesses more vulnerable to cybercrime. Tax-related scams are one of the most common types of fraud committed against businesses and individuals. Cybercriminals are constantly devising new ways to steal sensitive financial information in order to commit tax identity theft and other crimes.   Fortunately, […]

Tax identity theft is a growing risk for American businesses. This form of identity theft happens when thieves steal a business’ Employer Identification Number (EIN) and other tax information so they can submit a fraudulent tax return and claim tax benefits on behalf of their victim. Thieves may also use a business’ EIN to file […]

If you own a small business, it can be difficult to separate work from the rest of your life. Many owners use their home or personal vehicle for business or may combine work and leisure when they travel. Your business and nonbusiness activities may be intermingled, but your finances shouldn’t be. It’s important to understand […]

Opening a separate checking account for your business can significantly improve how you manage work-related expenses and recordkeeping. By separating your business and personal funds, you can make it easier to complete your tax return and avoid costly tax mistakes.    Why You Need Accurate Records Even if you work from home, keeping your business […]

In December, many small-business owners like yourself often look for last-minute opportunities to reduce their tax expenses for the year. Here are some strategies that may help lower this year’s tax bill: Defer Income Deferring year-end revenue can lower this year’s taxable income. The way you defer income will depend on whether you set up […]

There are three advantages to charitable donations: supporting a cause that’s important to you, earning the respect of your customers and community, and becoming eligible for significant tax benefits. But detailed rules govern how and when businesses can claim charitable donations as a deduction. Keep these factors in mind:   Not All Charities Are Tax-Exempt […]

As a business owner, you must balance two priorities: building and supporting an excellent team while paying attention to your bottom line. To make these goals work together, consider tax-planning strategies that benefit your staff while also creating opportunities for deductions. Here are four tax-friendly tips that your employees will appreciate: Set Up a Retirement […]

Taking time each year to evaluate your revenue, expenses, and financial growth can lead to improved tax-planning – and sometimes, new savings. There are many different tax-deductible expenses, including a few you may not know about. Here are six often overlooked business tax deductions that may help lower your tax bill: BAD DEBT Unfortunately, bad […]